“Tomorrow we will debate all amnesty variants at 11:00 Moscow time (07:00 GMT),” he said at a meeting of the parliamentary committee.
“As many as 10,000 convicts will be released from prison” under the amnesty act, he said.
“The amnesty act should be published officially in Rossiiskaya Gazeta daily or Parlamentskaya Gazeta newspaper on Thursday or Friday,” the chairman of the parliamentary committee added.
Several amendments were offered to be introduced in the presidential amnesty bill. Meanwhile, the lower house of parliament is debating 10 other drafts of the amnesty act that representatives of different State Duma factions had introduced.